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Georges
Rouault
1871−1958
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Georges Rouault (Georges Henri Rouault, May 27, 1871, Paris, France — February 13, 1958, Paris, France) — French artist, engraver, ceramist and master of the creation of stained glass, paintings which belong to Fauvism and expressionism. Rouault was born in the basement of the house during the bombing of opponents of the Paris Commune. Interest in art he woke up in childhood due to the collection of lithographs by Honore Daumier, collected by his grandfather. For several years, Rouault was trained in a glass workshop and was engaged in the restoration of stained glass windows. In 1891 he entered the School of Fine Arts, where he studied under the Gustaveva Moreau. For many years the artist wrote in the style of Fauvism and Expressionism. Later he became interested in engraving and created many book illustrations in this technique. In 1947, Ruo sued the heirs of an art dealerAmbroise Vollard a huge number of his works, after which publicly burned 315 of them, because he considered them unsuccessful. In the last 10 years of his life, the artist changed the palette and wrote mostly mystical landscapes.

Features of the artist Georges Rouault: his early works are written in traditional academic style. However, after experiencing a psychological crisis and under the influence of paintings Van Gogh,Cezanne andGauguin the artist gradually comes to Fauvism. Prior to the outbreak of the First World War, most of the works of Rouault were watercolors and oil paintings on paper, characterized by a predominance of blue shades, dramatic lighting and the expression of brush strokes. In the works of Rouault often appear themes of the circus and disadvantaged people.

Famous paintings by Georges Rouault: "Slaughterhouse","Clown","Christ on the cross","Three figures in the breton landscape".

Author: Evgeny Sidelnikov.

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Georges Rouault (Georges Henri Rouault, May 27, 1871, Paris, France - February 13, 1958, Paris, France) - French artist, engraver, ceramist and master of the creation of stained glass, paintings which belong to Fauvism and expressionism. Rouault was born in the basement of the house during the bombing of opponents of the Paris Commune. Interest in art he woke up in childhood due to the collection of lithographs by Honore Daumier, collected by his grandfather. For several years, Rouault was trained in a glass workshop and was engaged in the restoration of stained glass windows. In 1891 he entered the School of Fine Arts, where he studied under the Gustaveva Moreau. For many years the artist wrote in the style of Fauvism and Expressionism. Later he became interested in engraving and created many book illustrations in this technique. In 1947, Ruo sued the heirs of an art dealerAmbroise Vollard a huge number of his works, after which publicly burned 315 of them, because he considered them unsuccessful. In the last 10 years of his life, the artist changed the palette and wrote mostly mystical landscapes.

Features of the artist Georges Rouault: his early works are written in traditional academic style. However, after experiencing a psychological crisis and under the influence of paintings Van Gogh,Cezanne andGauguin the artist gradually comes to Fauvism. Prior to the outbreak of the First World War, most of the works of Rouault were watercolors and oil paintings on paper, characterized by a predominance of blue shades, dramatic lighting and the expression of brush strokes. In the works of Rouault often appear themes of the circus and disadvantaged people.

Famous paintings by Georges Rouault: «Slaughterhouse","Clown","Christ on the cross","Three figures in the breton landscape".

Author: Evgeny Sidelnikov.

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Georges Rouault. Three figures in a Breton landscape
Georges Rouault. Christ on the cross
Georges Rouault. Clown
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42 artworks total
Georges Rouault. Nude with raised arm
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Nude with raised arm
Georges Rouault. Sunset
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Sunset
Georges Rouault. The Crucified Christ. The crucifixion
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The Crucified Christ. The crucifixion
XX century
Georges Rouault. Set design for the ballet The Prodigal Son, scene II
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Set design for the ballet The Prodigal Son, scene II
1929
Georges Rouault. Set design for the ballet The Prodigal Son
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Set design for the ballet The Prodigal Son
1929
Georges Rouault. Set design for the ballet The Prodigal Son
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Set design for the ballet The Prodigal Son
1929
Georges Rouault. In the circus (the Mad clown)
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In the circus (the Mad clown)
1907, 75.1×57.1 cm
Georges Rouault. Head Of Christ
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Head Of Christ
Georges Rouault. Spring
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Spring
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